1. [syn: hat, chapeau, lid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chapeau \Cha`peau"\, n.; pl. Chapeux. [F., fr. OF. chapel hat.
1. A hat or covering for the head.
2. (Her.) A cap of maintenance. See Maintenance.
Chapeau bras[F. chapeau hat + bras arm], a hat so made that
it can be compressed and carried under the arm without
injury. Such hats were particularly worn on dress
occasions by gentlemen in the 18th century. A chapeau bras
is now worn in the United States army by general and staff
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has
shaped crown and usually a brim [syn: hat, chapeau,